Over The Weekend: Mini KISS at Jaguars Gold Club
July 9, 2010
Jaguars Gold Club
Better than: watching a Dr Pepper commercial on loop.
|All photos by Roderick Pullum.|
|Mini KISS: Not just a band made up for TV. Check the slideshow here.|
Except, well, for the fact that this is a tribute band. And, lest we take the obvious for granted, one made up of little people.
Three times even: Mini KISS performed three sets on this night. Three of the same sets, actually--all the way down to the stage banter.
And though the playing wasn't exactly amazing, it was fun. Crowds cheered and fist-pumped along to their favorite KISS (and, uh, Guns N' Roses and Van Halen/Kinks) songs.
But how fun was it, really? Well, fun enough to sit through the set once--and then maybe for half of the set a second time. That seemed to be the threshold for much of this audience. The club started off quite packed for the band's first set. By the end of the second, it had dwindled to about half its size.
The performance itself probably wasn't worth the $30 cost of admission, no. But the badge of honor that comes with saying you've seen Mini KISS live might be. Probably not, though. But, whatever.
Personal Bias: I like KISS OK. I like Dr Pepper OK. I like novelty performers probably a little too much.
Random Note: Despite this show taking place in a strip club, there were a lot of women in attendance. A surprising amount. And, yes, I mean patrons, not employees.
By The Way: I've now seen two concerts in area strip clubs. Little surprise here: Vinnie Paul Abbott's The Clubhouse is a far superior concert setting than Jaguars.
Shout It Out Loud
Calling Dr. Love
Detroit Rock City
Sweet Child o' Mine (GNR cover)
You Really Got Me (Kinks/Van Halen cover... credited on stage to VH)
Rock And Roll All Nite